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Dec 10, 2012 2:00pm PST
california governor reagan. california might not be the party savior anymore. out here r might as well stand for "rust." only 15 will be republicans in the next congress. that's six fewer than two years ago. in sacramento where reagan cut its chops, for the first time in 150 years they don't have control of the houses. here to talk about it joe garofoli, welcome back inside "the war room," joe. >> good to be here. >> explain what a supermajority is? >> two-thirds. basically it's veto proof. they are talking about reforming prop 13, the landmark tax measure that came out 30 years ago. >> the california republican at their best is different from a national republican. >> exactly. >> at one point i look at the national republican party saying to heck with california we have texas. but if the california -- the republican party wants to build and rebrand to fit into that isn't that sort of suicide here in state? >> absolutely. romney made no appearances here. the national ticket as totally blown off california. and there's no hope for the future right now. california is the ghost of christm
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Dec 18, 2012 2:00pm PST
troubling. california public school teachers who lost six of their own in the newtown shooting, they are actually invested in the private equity firm that owns some of the world's biggest gun manufacturers. as we reported after the aurora shooting this past spring, cerberus kappel owns the freedom group, the world's largest firearm distributor. the freedom group produces over half of all semi-automatic rifles sold every year including the one that was used in the newtown massacre. the california teacher a pension fund has about $751 million invested in the company that is responsible for that, cerberus. late yesterday a spokesman for the fund told the sacramento beat that the pension fund was considering pulling its investment out of cerberus, saying "events that occurred in connecticut are a wakeup call to re-examine our investments." the california teacher's pension fund has a lot of money for those investments. $155 billion overall to be exact. remember $751 million of that is with cerberus. so facing that kind of clout cerberus announced at 1:00 a.m. this morning that it would se
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Dec 12, 2012 11:00pm PST
increases. but prop 13 turned out to be anything but the panacea that its proponents promised. california once ranked 7th, has now dropped to 35th. it has the highest debt and lowest credit rating of any state in the country. this can be blamed in part on proposition 13. but californians had a little bit of an awaking this year and they voted for proposition 30 which temporarily raises income taxes for the wealthy and sales taxes for everyone with rev views going towards education, and now there is word that the state is expected to have a billion dollars surplus, california, in 2014! when they had a $42 billion deficit in january 2009. they are going to have a billion dollars surplus. maybe congressional republicans dealing with the fiscal cliff should take note. coming to us from sacramento is the former california state treasurer that lead the commission that was tasked with figuring out the financial meltdown. welcome inside "the war room." >> good to be with you. >> jennifer: all right. what do you credit the expected surplus to? growing economy? prop 30? what is it? >> the economy i
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Dec 19, 2012 6:00am PST
: you'll hang on and give your info to travis. >> caller: i was raised, actually in burbank california. >> stephanie: well merry christmas from burbank. >> caller: that was in the '50s. >> stephanie: merry christmas honey. >> it has changed a little since then. >> stephanie: for the perfect holiday gift, go to proflowers.com and type in stephanie. obviously like this story was so horrible in so many ways but david brings up a good point. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] yesterday, colorado man it is just an everyday occurrence now. colorado man had just been released from jail on domestic violence charges and killed three people including his ex-girlfriend who was on the phone with 911 when she was shot. can you imagine the person on the other end of the 911. then he shot and killed himself. victims includinged the ex-girlfriend's sister and her husband. she reported shots fired. they heard her cry no, no, no followed by a gunshot then a guy takes the phone and tells the dispatcher i just killed three people. dispatcher hears a single shot followed by violence. >> murder suicide, do th
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Dec 13, 2012 2:00pm PST
side are you on ♪ >> jennifer: let's start tonight with one of california's most significant contributions to the world... blue jeans! during the gold rush, bavarian immigrant began making durable cotton pants for miners seeking their fortune in the california hills. that man was levi strauss. now, 140 years later 450 million pairs of jeans are sold every year in the u.s. alone. now, you would think with that volume, the manufacturing process would be totally mechanized but actually a lot of it is still done by hand. a typical pair of jeans is made from 15 individual pieces, someone has to oversee cutting all of those pieces and sew them together and as you can see in this discovery channel documentary, the seams get ironed out flat then the zipper and the rivets are attached and finally, because who wants new-looking jeans they get distressed. workers put them on giant rubber legs that get blown up like balloons and then they give some rough treatment to them so they really look like they came out of a california mine. now, that discovery channel documentary might show satis
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Dec 11, 2012 2:00am PST
case. in the other case, the proposition 8 case, a number of couples from california sued to overturn the proposition 8 which is the 2008 law which outlawed same-sex marriage after the courts said it was required. >> cenk: and so, akhil you're able to thread the needle. explain the constitutional difference between these cases and how the supreme court could say doma could be unconstitutional, the federal government cannot discriminate against a couple married in new york and still not rule that the california statute and referendum itself was not unconstitutional. >> the court has a whole menu of possibilities and a theory might go something like this. marriage has traditionalcally been decided by states. it's very unusual for the federal government to not just follow state law for its own purposes for internal revenue purposes, pension purposes, it's weird and untraditional for the federal government to disrespect a state's law on marriage. on the other hand, if you take that traditionalist approach, most states have until now not recognized same-sex marriage and you could
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Dec 17, 2012 6:00am PST
in california. on the mental health aspect of all of this. obviously a lot to talk about and i don't know if i was saying -- to jacki at the top, i don't know if you're like me, you can't turn it off. i literally thought i don't know how many times i thought i was going to vomit. you can't stop watching. >> what got me on friday was the footage of the children crying in the parking lot. that was -- >> stephanie: well the president last night i just thought, you know, i don't know how you couldn't cry. the part where he said jesus said little children come to me. he had to -- list their names. anyway, you know, we've been talking about these issues, obviously those of us in this arena for so many years. that's what everybody is asking, right? will this time actually be different. my sense is that it is. i hope i'm right. you know what i mean. when people say now is not the time. when? when 100 first graders get shot in the face. would that be a better time? >> now is exactly the time. >> it is exactly the time. >> i was reading with the ar-15 the assault rifle. they're licensed, you c
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Dec 7, 2012 3:00am PST
, even when they do things in california they manage to ship a part somewhere else. so they are one of the worst, even worse than wal-mart in terms of what they might have contributed to to. i take it that $24,000,000,000. >> they are avoiding in taxes . >> one little tiny thing, they have had the opportunity over the courses of the years to do things in a much safer way when they manufacture in china and all over the place. >> no. there have been stories about the working conditions in china which is another reason i am glad these jobs are coming here. ruth ruth, you make a good point. i feel good about apple but we also have to change the tax laws so that to reward companies like apple that do bring their manufacturing here and to punish those who keep exploiting the jobs. >> this is "the bill press show." about global warming. they just want to shut it down and go home. ed is calling from frederick maryland. museum >> bill: good morning. exciting issue. from financial regulation, iran that trade-offs are tough. things everyday exploding around the world that leave no shortage for ex
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Dec 19, 2012 3:00am PST
the bushmast ter assault rifle. they got a call from the california teachers association which has a huge huge pension program, and they told them the california teachers pension group told them that they were going to drop their investment in serberus because of the freedom group. they said you don't have to abandoned us. we are going to dump the freedom group. we are going to dump bushmaster. more -- if more firms did that, taking the rug out from under these gun manufactures, that would be one way to get at this problem. the other thing is at the whitehouse, i was at the briefing yesterday. big differences from tuesday to monday. monday, jay carney, you heard me complain about it yesterday which was vague and fuzzy and mushy and full of generalities. yesterday, he got down to telling us some -- first of all he said the president would definitely support legislation in this area. he didn't do so in his first four years. no family at any gun control legislation legislation. so that was a big threshold and they said here is the kind of legislation we would support. >> first, he is
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Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
: party on. deb in california. you are on the "stephanie miller show." hi, deb. >> caller: hi good morning. >> stephanie: hi. >> caller: hi, we love you so much. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: the reason i called was former -- actually members of the house of representatives and senate understand that part of their deal is when they get elected -- and also the former congress people and former senator. they understand part of the deal is they are going to receive that yearly salary for the rest of their lives, so when people like joe scarborough go on the air and talk about entitlements i think we ought to tell him that we don't understand why a person would be so hypocritical about the things we paid into. we paid in to him and people like allen west and those rahoo. >> stephanie: yeah the ceo of goldman sachs talking about we can't afford these entitlements anymore. >> yes. and he is one of those people who really should stay behind gated communities. bald gated communities really only spring up because people who live there know the economy is unfair, and they don't want th
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Dec 5, 2012 3:00am PST
should wear it. watch the secret service. jump out to oakland california. hi, cj. good morning. >> good morning. can you hear me? >> bill: loud and clear. caller: just like you, you say, hold firm. we have your back. citizens have your back and keep pushing it out there to the public, but, also, have you heard that clip from ronald reagan on what social security and medicare have nothing to do with the deficit? have you heard that clip? >> bill: no. i know that's the truth but i haven't heard that clip from ronald reagan. try to find it, dan. yeah. he said it in his day. it was true then. it is true today. >> that's right. he says even if you pull that money, if you took money from them, it wouldn't go to reduce the deficit. so if you can get that clip, i think he was running against bob dole or somebody. i forget who it was. >> in the primary is. >> yeah. we will try to find it. i am interested in that. >> that's the thing with the republicans today even though social security has may nottedy of money if we would stop stealing from it. it's not going to expire anyhow. i mean r
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Dec 17, 2012 5:00pm PST
to be written as a good, effective bill, but the california model is an effective model. the old ban was set up on a two-test model, which is not a good way to do it. we have the willpower to do it, change it and write a good bill. >> eliot: i want to change gears with just a moment or two left. one of the approaches that we have to think about are the companies that manufacture these guns and escape--using pension money that comes from our pension dollars public pensions, i think if the universities and public pension funds go to them and say change the way you operate because we indirectly own these companies the public would get riled up, does this make sense to you? >> from my perspective yes. any way you can attack on multiple fronts is good. there has to be an awareness that we as a public, a society areis increasingly paying the cost of this business model. >> eliot: we're complicity in the ownership. >> that's a model that came right out of the vietnam war and dow chemical. it's really good to bring the public's awareness of serberus, they live here among us and it's a great
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Nov 30, 2012 4:00pm PST
walmart. first let me tell you warehouse workers in southern california have petitioned to include wal-mart as a defendant in a lawsuit about wages. theythe average costco worker makes $17 an hour. and average wage for walmart work is $8.81 an hour. >> cenk: that is an enormous difference. costco is not out of business. they're profitable and per employee, this gives you a sense of size, per employee they make significantly more profit than walmart does. now, there is blend of difference businesses and different reasons but if you pay your employees well, you don't go out of business. >> it makes me glad that i'm a costco girl. they have a spinach salad that i love. the dressing, i go in there for that and $300 of stuff i never needed like toilet paper for life. >> we know where to go if we need toilet paper. >> cenk: let me give you one number about that. walmart, of course, is enormously profitable but they're much larger so they make $15 billion in profit every year. but costco, which is smaller makes $1.7 billion. it's not like there is only one way to do business. like a budge
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Nov 30, 2012 10:00pm PST
government structure. limousines are governed by states and most states certainly here in california. >> definitely in this state but it's a mixed bag. sometimes it's the city, sometimes it's the state. >> you have to navigate government structures and statewidestatewide government structure. the taxi cab industry is afraid of this stuff and then consumers are demanding choice. >> you're right on the taxi try. industry. on the limousine industry, the small guy loves us because we're helping them fill out their dead time. when a small company only has a few cars can get five-minute pick up times they're then acting like a big companies. but then it means the big sedan companies have little guys who compete at the big level. sometimes they don't like us because we're helping the little guys act like big guys. and so you in this ways you keep hearing about the driver job we're creating. we give riders high fives and we give drivers hugs. you hear about big companies and little companies in this weird tongue-in-cheek way we're doing the populous limo movement. that's what is happening. >
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Dec 21, 2012 2:00am PST
that support tax increase, same-sex marriage are driven up by very big blue states like california and new york that the president won by a lot. they're very much behind the things he wants to he's dealing with a house republican caucus that doesn't identify with that. >> eliot: i want to talk about this in a purely theoretical issue. democrats have been afraid to touch same-sex marriage until recently. immigration. gun control. the third real issue. joe, if seems to me that when the president has finally put his arms around these issues and said i will talk about them, i will articulate what i think our society and community should look like, the public support for him has gone way up. that, in fact, may have been the biggest divide that he created between himself and mitt romney. >> i think that's true on a couple of levels. not only in describing what america should look like. but also in how these policies can help every day americans. how the policies can help the guy down at the factory, the woman behind the waitress counter, the people in the emergency rooms. but i think we've g
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Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm PST
california state teacher's retirement system put enough pressure on the firm to force them to announce to sell gun manufacturers they own including bushmaster, the maker of the ar-15. dick's sporting goods one of the country's largest sellers of firearms has temporarily suspended the sale of assault rifles and calls are heating up on walmart the nation's largest seller of firearms to follow suit. joining us now is george zornick, washington reporter for the nation. you wrote a fascinating piece today about walmart. describe it. legislation isn't the only way to accomplish gun control. what are the other levers and pressure points? >> sure, i mean you look at what walmart has done over the past couple of years. expanding gun sales to more than half of their stores which is where it used to be a third or less, and it is something that they realized quite a bit of profits from. they've seen the gun sales go up 74%. when they did that, there wasn't a lot of public fanfare. they didn't heavily advertise guns are coming back to walmart. they did it because it was a smart money decision to do. i
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Dec 5, 2012 2:00pm PST
richard from california called an enemy of the earth he took over on somebody's slot on the interior committee because he was able to raise a lot of money. boehner is doing a similar thing here. here's the thing. the republicans have a choice. they have term limits for their committee chairs. they could have extended the term of illiana, a latina from florida. they did not. the one person who got an extension, paul ryan. so i wonder if illiana had to go why does paul get to stay? could be the money. could be the gender. could be the race. should have been both of them or neither of them. >> jennifer: it is a good lesson -- of course, you and i are big encouragers of women to run for office. that money component of running campaigns is not going away. women have to be unafraid of being able to ask for contributions knowing that it's not about them but about the cause that they wish to pursue. >> that's right. the latest polling that we've seen from the foundation says that all candidates have to be likable and qualified. if you're a woman, you get into a double jeopardy bind. if you'r
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Dec 20, 2012 2:00pm PST
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Dec 3, 2012 3:00am PST
entire -- i forget. kevin mccarthy from california -- >> right. >> >>. >> organized a screening of "lincoln" for the republican caucus. now, why would he do that? well, people are -- republican friends of mine were saying he did it because he thinks the republicans have to see this movie and realize what they are doing to their party today by letting the tea party rule rather than showing leadership on the issues facing this country. >> interesting. >> and what lincoln is saying with people at the same time saying we can't do this and lincoln is saying now is the time we have to move forward. we have to do this. you had a liter then which gets us to something we have been talking about which is the republicans don't have, in judgment, a leader right now. i mean john boehner doesn't seem to be leading. he is following, following the tea party. i mean the fiscal cliff is not so rocket sciences. we've got one bill. you can make it more complicated, but certainly, one way to look at it is let's take this one bill that the president talks about. it's passed the senate bi-partisan suppor
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Dec 4, 2012 3:00am PST
that to pay for his. let's say hello to steve calling from hollywood california. hey, steve, good morning. >> caller: hi, bill. hi lynn. great show as always, bill. >> bill: thank you. early on the west coast we know. thanks for joining us. >> caller: great program. definitely worth getting up for. to me, if anyone should be invited to the white house for a very nice lunch and maybe get some kind of a -- it is jimmy carter's grandson for coming up with that 47% video. >> bill: oh, yeah. >> i mean you know the truth when you hear it and when you see it and that was definitely it. and my question is did that come up at that conference you went to lynn, as a determinative factor in the process? because i would have thought it would. >> it did. and obviously -- i think it was stuart stevens said it was obviously not a high moment for the campaign. >> bill: that's the understatement of the conference. >> and they said that they did not know they've said that. now stevens was at this event but he was not in the room at the time. so that means that no one in the room of the donor or just
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Dec 10, 2012 3:00am PST
to talk about the phenomenal job numbers on friday. dan stone with national geographic in california on a very interesting trip out there. he is going to tell us all about it. the discoveries of new innovations in california ol many different fronts and julie mason with poddus channel radio. you are all friends of bill. you but first: >> this is the full court press. >> other headlines making news on this monday, the two australian radio djs that will page called the hospital have broken silence since the nurse that fell for their hoax they apologized this morning for the incidents. the southern cross radio company says the prank call was cleared by company lawyers and they did not break any laws. but police are investigating. >> bill: such a sad, tragic ending. >> peter: bizarre story >> bill: a prank call. a lot of radio stations have done for years and years and years. >> all it, it was. >> joe biden was out and about. >> costco. >> no, at a football game attending the army/navy. the mid shipment defeated the black knights, 17-13, presenting the commander in chief trophy to the se
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Dec 12, 2012 2:00pm PST
michael moore thank you so much for joining us. up next some say as california goes, so goes the nation. we'll see which way the arrow is pointing now. where you don't back down from a challenge. this is the age of knowing how to make things happen. so, why let erectile dysfunction get in your way? talk to your doctor about viagra. 20 million men already have. ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take viagra if you take nitrates for chest pain; it may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. side effects include headache, flushing upset stomach, and abnormal vision. to avoid long-term injury, seek immediate medical help for an erection lasting more than four hours. stop taking viagra and call your doctor right away if you experience a sudden decrease or loss in vision or hearing. this is the age of taking action. viagra. talk to your doctor. cu >>> we the taxpayers have spoken! we have made clear our goals! now we are watching you! it is your responsibility to make proposition 13 work. >> jennifer: republicans cheered when californians in 1978 approved p
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Dec 3, 2012 8:00pm PST
james p. gray and i'm a judge of the superior court here in orange county, california. have been for about 23 years now. it is legal, it is constitutional in the state of california now, to be involved with medical marijuana. the federal government does trump state law. people ask, how can we do it right? i tell them go talk to the chief of police in your city, but understand that this is, no matter what you do, a violation of federal law. and if the dea decides that they're going to prosecute you they can, and they will. the year i bought this place, i was rolling pretty hard, living large, you know? thinking you know, complacent like (bleep) everything's cool i'm bad, whatever. (bleep) camp'd on, big time. they came, dea came looking for me specifically, they didn't know who i was, but they photographs, aerials, they had the whole (bleep) thing, had warrants sworn out and i was scared. so i took that money and i bought this place, and i chilled for a year. myself, i know i've done various things in the past.. such as? such as, oh i was a firefighter for years, i was a general contr
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Dec 10, 2012 6:00am PST
be narrow and just california. >> sure. >> stephanie: i know some people are disappointed because if they would not taken it, marriage would be legal today but i still would not have time to turn jacki schechner gay and trick her into marrying me. i'm personally happy. >> i don't think there's enough chardonnay in the world to turn -- >> stephanie: for me. >> no, for her! chardonnay and roofies. [ laughter ] >> breakfast of champions. >> stephanie: because usually to is all about me. if i had someone to be marry, i would be mad. let's give you the fun facts. i'm going to read the ones that make me feel better. >> okay. >> stephanie: is there a marriage equality dick morris? >> the paragraph that you like. >> stephanie: exactly. right. i like my -- my happy clappy. >> there has to be a dissenting view in there somewhere. >> stephanie: i didn't highlight that. >> stephanie louise miller! >> stephanie: there's lot of stuff. i know. every time i'm like whatever organization has family in the name, i'm like gak! oh no, what? why do they sound so happy? okay. this is "l.a. times" -- bec
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Dec 21, 2012 3:00am PST
got for you karen bass congress woman karen bass from california going to be here in studio with us. she's still in town. former speaker of the california assembly. we will ask her about the fiscal cliff and also how they got such tough gun laws passed in california. lynn suite is going to be here at a friend of bill from the chicago sun times and then bill deblazio, the public advocate for the city of new york who wants the city's pension funds to divest themselves of any monies invested in gun manufacturers. whoa. how about that. so lots of good people coming up. all of you as well, but first. >> this is the full court press. >> dan: fifteen seconds until world ends supposedly. other headlines making news a big change in the media world. cnn has hired abc news white house correspondent jake tapper to be its chief washington correspondent and anchor of a new afternoon show. tapper has been abc's white house man for four years and is known as one of the most aggressive reporters in the city. he will start at cnn early in the new year >> bill: congratuations, jake and and it may be t
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Dec 17, 2012 4:00pm PST
dies. we move to california city, california. murder-suicide again a 76-year-old kills a 51-year-old woman and then himself. then we go to charlotte, north carolina a 21-year-old male found dead from gunshot wounds. we're still on saturday. a three-year-old in oklahoma, accidently shoots and kills himself. this is what happens when you have guns in the house. you think oh, no that wouldn't happen to me until the three-year-old accidently kills him. don't do it. in roy utah, still on saturday, a man shoots at wife and police. he shoots at his neighbors. they have to evacuate the whole area standoff after standoff. shooting after shooting. we're still on saturday. in newport beach california, a man arrested for firing 50 shots and miraculously no one hurt. if these would have landed half the time it would have been an unbelievable tragedy just the next day. we're lucky he missed. then in birmingham, alabama police shoot and kill suspect with an ak-47--that's two stories in alabama and two stories in nevada, and i've lost track of the stories in california. we're finally on sunday, in t
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Dec 14, 2012 1:00am PST
selling legal pot in california. that should be really interesting. south korea what are they doing right with their educational system. is it this? >> the virtual teacher leaves this 16-year-old with virtually no time off. >> we work harder. >> cenk: he studies until midnight, gets up at 6:00 in the morning. that's crazy but a really interesting story. we'll talk about it a little bit later. >> you think our politicians fight? get a load of this. [ bell rings ] >> cenk: damn familiar we'll get to that and tell you where that's from. down goes susan rice. the republicans got her. also on the show, an unbelievable injustice regarding the bankers. don't miss that story. and elbow of the day brings back some justice. all right. it's go time. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> cenk: you know the fiscal cliff negotiations continue. today, john boehner walked out of congress and walked towards the white house. they are going to continue to talk about -- there he is, doing it. duh-duh-duh-duh duh-duh. how are things going in congress? well let's take a look. oh, my god what are they doing to each other?
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Dec 19, 2012 11:00pm PST
more good ideas coming from the state level. in california there is a bill tightening california's ammunitions restrictions. but even as those good ideas take shape there are a lot of bad ideas lurking around the corner. take virginia governor's plan to arm teachers. really think about it. teachers with guns in charge of five years olds. >> school administrators should have guns under lock and key, if that principal could have been able to have a gun, and step in and kill him, we would have saved a lot of lives. >> jennifer: republican lawmakers in tennessee also plan to introduce a similar session. and republican lawmakers in south dakota oklahoma texas, florida, minnesota, they have all expressed support for arming school teachers. one bad idea after another. but wait a second perhaps the most ludicrous idea came from special correspondent megan [ inaudible ]. she propose he teach students to take down killers themselves. she wrote . . . seriously! let's train kamikaze kindergartners to take down crazed killers. that idea is by far the worst. for more on this story, i welcome ins
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Dec 12, 2012 3:00am PST
he met her father, who is a california police officer. he told him the story about his daughter jazmin, struck his heart. gave him 75,000 bucks. how about that. it's all inauguration preparations. the joint congressional committee on inaugustral ceremonies announced the platform is will on its way to being completed, 10,000 square feet in size. the 2005 was the biggest ever costing $1.2 million to build. it will hold 1600 people. >> bill: they started that construction of that thing months ago. >> peter: yeah. >> bill: every day at the whitehouse, the white house viewing stands across from the white house just about completed. and then the presidential viewing stand for the parade is whether finished as well. they have that part of pennsylvania avenue blocked off. they started construction there probably six weeks ago >> peter: it's a huge operation. >> bill: absolutely. yes, i have to tell you, let's go back to michigan that's the big story. day. we told you about it yesterday, what was pending in michigan well, it has hammed. they dropped the other shoe. the michigan. dick dic
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Dec 11, 2012 3:00am PST
perry or prop 8 case. this case is -- the case where california voters invalidated same-sex marriage -- >> bill: the supreme court in california said yes yes marriage equality is -- is legal and should be allowed. prop 8 on the ballot -- fueled by the mormon church and the catholic church. >> that's right. >> bill: passed which overrode the supreme court -- >> overrode the supreme court. >> bill: now ted olson and david boyd are together odd couple, trying to overthrow prop 8. >> most people thought what they would do was -- this has been a legal battle for the ages, right. it has gone back and forth back and forth but ultimately, that proposition 8 has been overruled in the courts twice now right. first by judge walker in the ninth circuit court and then in the federal court of appeals in the ninth circuit right? and so that's been over -- it has been overturned twice. proposition 8 has been invalidated twice in the courts and what they thought was the supreme court would pob probably just let that stand and it wouldn't make same-sex marriage you know, legal nationwide. it
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Dec 3, 2012 6:00am PST
-mail from michael. it is liberal policies, your show -- then why is the state of california facing a plethora of financial crises. jim, would you like to answer that? [ ♪ "jeopardy" theme ♪ ] first of all our republican governor arnold schwarzenegger and the fine folks at enron -- >> enron started it. somehow people like darrell issa managed to blame enron on gray davis who was the one guy who tried to stop all of the nonsense. >> we end up getting arnold. >> actually, jerry brown is doing -- hardest job in the world trying to get this down. >> doing a good job. >> stephanie: he was the analogy we made last hour about george bush is the one who ran over the pack of cub scouts and barack obama is the ambulance driver who shows up to help. oh, look what you did. see, jerry brown is the ambulance driver. >> i wonder how much the taxpayers, me, paid for the dress that mrs. obama is wearing. she could be dressed up but she'll never cover up -- >> taxpayers didn't buy the dress! oh my god! >> wow! >> what a bunch of morons. >> stephanie: jim, don't go in the yahoo comments! all right.
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Dec 17, 2012 3:00am PST
shooting like this. and on nbc's meet the press, california senator dianne feinstein promised he will have a bill to work with. >> a bill to ban assault weapons. it will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession. >> feinstein said that bill will be introduced on the first day of congress, both in the house and in the senate. more bill press is coming up after the break. live in our chat room. you can join us there at current.com/billpress. come away armed with facts and the arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i want them to have the passion. but it's also about telling them that you're put on this planet for something more! i want this show to have an impact beyond just informing. an impact that gets people to take action for themselves. as a human being that's really important. this is not just a spectator sport. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] [ music ] broadcasting across the nation on your radio and on current tv this is "the bill press show." >> will we finally have the courage to stop this? hey, good morning, everybody. it is monday
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Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm PST
those calls. >> eliot: i'll talk to barbara lee of california. later, a 1%er who has a message for republicans, raise taxes on the wealthy. more "viewpoint," coming up. i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. >> eliot: it is time to end the longest war in our nation's history. the war in afghanistan. this war has coast more than 2,000 american lives up wards of five must not $90 billion. pressure from both republican congress is mounting on president obama to hasten the withdrawal of the 68,000 american troops who remain in the country, ahead of 2014 when the u.s. led coalition forces of set to leave afghanistan. barbara lee delivered the sole vote against the afghanistan war in 2001 and is now spearheading bipartisan efforts to bring the troops home faster. >> congresswoman, thank you for joining us. you have and many colleagues put out a statement about the need for us to pull our troops home from afghanistan quickly. that explain why and what you think we've accomplished or not in that endeavor. >> absolutely. with
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Dec 7, 2012 2:00am PST
california. later, a 1%er who has a message for republicans, raise taxes on >> wow! i've never seen anything like this. >> when disaster strikes sometimes the only way out is to look within. current tv digs deep into the extraordinary tales of heroism determination and escape. "trapped" experience the drama. back to back to back. >> hold on mates! >> catch the "trapped" mini-marathon saturday starting at 1 eastern. on current tv. [ male announcer ] red lobster's crabfest ends soon. hurry in and try five succulent entrees like our tender snow crab paired with savory garlic shrimp. just $12.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently. and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99. salads, sandwiches, and more. >> eliot: it is time to end the longest war in our nation's history. the war in afghanistan. this war has coast more than 2,000 american lives up wards of five must not $90 billion. pressure from both republican congress is mounting on president obama to hasten the withdrawal of the 68,000 american troops who remain in the country, ahead of 2014 when the u.s. led coalition forces
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Dec 18, 2012 3:00am PST
we waiting for? what's the president waiting for? tierre calling from calabasas california. >> caller: long time listener. first time calling. i hear something that you guys talk about over there all the time. and basically i'm african-american. >> bill: mm-hmm. >> caller: i often hear you guys speak on -- it sounds like -- i don't know if anybody is black over there because i'm just listening but it doesn't sound like you have anybody black. that's not true. cyprian, you want to come in here a minute. >> caller: somebody in there needs to mention it to you guys that this man president obama is in a very difficult place just being who he is. and -- >> bill: he's president of the united states. >> caller: yes, he is. he's the first african-american president. a president who you know, within the first eight months, eight or nine months of his presidency had people out in the streets with semi-automatic weapons on their shoulders wearing shirts about liberty don't tread on me, making threats, the whole healthcare debate have people yelling in the streets at town hall meetings, i feel li
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Dec 14, 2012 3:00am PST
, california. susan rice, what do you think? >> bill, i am so pissed and disappointed in this president. i can't believe that he caved once again. he was so weak and i'm sorry i voted for this man because he has no spine whatsoever. lindsey graham or john mccain? really? i'm sorry i voted for this man. >> bill: don't be sorry you voted for him. i think this is a fight he could have won. i think it's a wishfight he should have fought >> caller: he is weak and it's like the first time when he caved on the single pair. >> bill: we have seen him cave before. i love him. but i am not going to hesitate to say when he is wrong. i think he is wrong. i saw him. i was at that news conference right after the election when somebody asked him about susan rice and he was on fire. he came out and he said, don't mess with her. if you have a problem, mess with me. i think they thought it would cost too much political capitol. a lot of people said look, president obama should not waste too much political capitol on susan rice. i kept saying no no, no. he's got to fight this fight. he decided not to. i think
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Dec 6, 2012 3:00am PST
showed up in la jolla, california. he bought all kinds of things, most made in china. he bought paper plates, dixie cups wrapping paper v8 juice drinks pretzel snacks, bisquick and bottled water. he also got a model car which will be a gift for one of his grandkids made by the mysto company. >> bill: they've got a car elevator! >> good point. tmz got the run-down of what he bought. they also reached out to mysto the people who make the toy cars. none of their products are made in america. they're all made in china. >> bill: evan, you've reported, now we know from john sununu echoing mitt romney that he's in la jolla and barack obama is in the white house because obama depended on people who were dependent on government. it is just the handout, the takers are the ones who elected barack obama. >> right. the gifts argument. i think there has been a split on the language of this, whether or not the actual ideals of it. the language, split since romney lost and made his little gifts comment after the election. >> bill: that obama won by handing out gifts to the constituencies. >> mi
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